Alley Oop by Jack and Carole Bender

Alley Oop


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  1. Rod Gonzalez

    Rod Gonzalez said, about 1 year ago

    Look at that caveman go!

    (A tip of the hat to the Argyles from every fyed in the wool Oopster out there!)

  2. Wiseking

    Wiseking said, about 1 year ago

    That T Rex sure has a big head!

  3. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    Alternate Alley Oop Chapter 17 “Deader Than Dead”(36) 3/8/2013 Friday

    Panel One

    Brucutu and the v-raptors can see spirits and so far they don’t care about the ghostly Baron or why he lingers near them any more than any of the other ectoplasmic creatures that are there all of the time.

    Panel Two

    Alley gets the driver to turn the Bradley and its ammunition trailer around and follow the vampires. They must end this slaughter as fast as they can, if they can.

  4. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago


    Alley Oop was much larger, or conversely the Red Rex was much smaller. Even from yesterday. When this story started the Red Rex was maybe 8’ tall. Now it is 28’ tall!

  5. Gweedo - "Nobody calls meee duuuuude !!" -  Murray

    Gweedo - "Nobody calls meee duuuuude !!" - Murray GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago


    I think it’s the macro shots that make him look bigger.

  6. Wootietoot

    Wootietoot said, about 1 year ago

    Oop keeps shrinking!! In the first panel, his legs extend below T Rex’s eyes and almost touch the v shaped accent below the eye, in the second panel, there is no way his leg would extend that far…

  7. Alan Rees

    Alan Rees said, about 1 year ago

    There is a long tradition in the art of many nations — and in cartooning as well — of symbolism taking precedence over realism. And after all, the whole premise of Alley Oop is hardly one of devotion to realism!

  8. davidf42

    davidf42 said, about 1 year ago

    Still, there’s no excuse for sloppy art work.

  9. sleeepy2

    sleeepy2 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago


    It’s not “sloppy” art. It’s tight, concise, well inked, and beautifully colored. Look around gocomics for three minutes and see what passes for art these days. Get over the minor inconsistencies and enjoy the positives.

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago


    I can just imagine the reaction from all those who love Dick Tracy and were most unhappy back before 2011 when Dick Loacher was way past his prime mangling a great comic. Now it is a great comic again since he was replaced. We only want that here.

  11. Doctor Toon

    Doctor Toon GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    I seem to remember a few people having their accounts deleted during the "Dick Tracy Wars*

    An honest critique seems to be acceptable, but there is a line that can be crossed where criticism of the cartoonists crosses over into a violation of the terms of service here at GoComics

    Pretty sure that line gets crossed in the comments section here almost daily, a few of the people who comment here are lucky that GoComics has been choosing to be so tolerant

    So far

  12. Adrian Snare

    Adrian Snare said, about 1 year ago

    Am I entering the room after the meat of a discussion is over ?
    Is "DickTracyWars googleable ?
    This Alley Oop is for the children, I enjoyed his adventures a century ago..
    Second childhood, anyone ?

  13. David1955

    David1955 said, about 1 year ago

    @Adrian Snare

    I googled dicktracywars and got one hit. Landsberg: Ende der Ermittlungen wegen … – Augsburger Allgemeine…/1023660… – Translate this page

    The translation was not of the hit but the whole page.

  14. jmcx4

    jmcx4 said, about 1 year ago

    As Alley swats him with that shillelagh, the dino will shrink. Haven’t you seen Beowulf?

  15. A Kid at Heart

    A Kid at Heart said, about 1 year ago


    I suppose that it’s the old " If you say something often enough you’ll convince people you’re right "; it’s a comic strip not a doctoral dissertation or scientific hypothesis or whatever. You’ve made your point – give it a rest.

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